It had been a few weeks since she has left Las Vegas and Shawn Thronton . Serina had covered her tracks well so she would be safe just in case he and his king wanted to follow her or track her down and do god knows what . While she was employed by the vampire king of vegas she had learnt her job well ,using her skills to find people and gaining information using her glamor and her female charm of course . So she did have that one thing to thank shawn for if nothing else .Serina had travelled changing her car every few thousand miles paying cash , she had emptied her accounts before she left Nevada and that way she left no paper trail . She kept her name even though she had had a few alias’s over the years so it would’nt be an issues if she had to change it but she was sure it would’nt come to that . To the stranger’s she passed in the streets and the hotel managers she was just a hard nosed bitch that was all business and thats just how she liked it the less she got noticed the better in her eyes .
Her feeding habits were not that of a normal vampire ,what used to be a pleasurable experience now held nothing but a need to survive . She chose to feed from people of no consequence paid hookers and fangers mostly after the feeding was over she would wipe clean there memories and send them on there way. She trusted no one and kept her secrets buried in her empty chest . This life was a lonly one but a safe one for now .
Roaming from town to town she would seek out bars that shall we say were a little rough around the edges the atmosphere was one she craved she needed an outlet for her anger or her magics would rear up and cry out her location ..After a few days in Shreveport she was walking the streets of the small time when she heard some fangers talking about a bar called Fangtasia now that was just what she needed .
Walking into the club, she stood and eyed up the joint seeing the stool at the far end of the baras she made her way over She got a few unsavoury looks from the clientèle but she did’nt give a shit she didn’t make eye contact with any of them . Dressed in ripped jeans , a red and black Rolling Stones T shirt , leather jacket and killer red heels she looked good and she knew it . Having reached the seat at the end of the bar she nodded to the bartender “well whats a sweet little thing like you doing in this place ? ” his voice had a southern twang to it . As he spoke he leaned on the bar top his breath smelled of stale cigarettes and beer . she looked him in the eyes her’s emotionless his picturing her naked and under him . ” i’m just passing through , whiskey please” she said the words with a confident air showing no fear of her admirer . “sure thang sugar ” throwing a match in his mouth and chewed it as he eyed her breasts . She followed his eye line but said nothing . Casting out her mind she felt out the room finding more vamps that humans the fear and hope of the fangers filled the place with a scent that only her kind could smell . Oh she had a few admirers smirking to herself she kept her countenance cold and aloof . Placing her drink down on the bar in front of her the pungent man ogled her some more his voice dripping lust ” there you go Baby ” placing her hand around the half filled glass Serina lifted her eyes to meet his ” lets get something straight if you keep looking at me like that i will have to get all pissed off and ruin my night and yours , and believe me you dont want that . Now secondly i am not your baby , sugar , honey or anything else are we clear ? ” picking up her glass she downs the drink in one . ” well aren’t you a feisty one ” he flashed his fangs she smirked and flashed her own much longer pearl white points ” yes i am , carry on looking at me like that and you will find out just how feisty i can be ” her voice was almost a growl .
Serina and the barman were having an eye fucking competition when the air around them crackled with aggression a female Vampire approched them ” Now what have we here? A new vampire in town ” she grin her voice was seductive yet the undertone was all malice and daring serina to start a fight . Turning around on her bar stool to face her then two eyed each other sizing up the threat factor ” Now Eric is going to want to meet you ” serina felt her stomach knot she knew the vampire hierarchy would catch up to her eventually . ” oh really and why is that ?”- thats it serina play dumb- , she thought as she watched the woman carefully ” well my dear your in his area and i’m guessing you haven’t made your arrival here known because if you had i would have known about it ” the voice was low and even this female not one you wanted to tangle with, that said the woman nodded to the barkeep , “Do you have a problem with my barman ” she smirked and looked over my shoulder almost rolling her eyes in a way that says …. i dont give a shit if you do i’m just asking to be polite… ” your barman want to keep his eyes above my chest not on it ” this was her chance to get out of here before this Eric guy makes an appearance ” Now if you’ll excuse me i’ll be going ” serina stood up and made her way to the door hearing the barman calling the woman Pam as he was getting reprimanded for oggling the customers she grinned .
Stepping through the door of fangtasia the cold night air greeting her like an old friend she inhaled deep and long . As she was just about to leave the parking lot a black car pulled to a screeching Holt four men jumped out looking her over ” your wanted in Las Vegas ” she stepped back eying up her possible means of escape but finding none , then with a rush a black shadow like form hits her head on knocking her flying in to the darkness behind the club her back slamming in to the door marked Staff Only . She shakes off the blow and takes up her fighting stance her senses on high alert moving as fast as she can she circles back around the giant of a man and kicks her stiletto heel in to the back of his knee instantly bringing him to the floor then taking his head in her hands she twists it till it cracks his body drops on to the hard tarmac unmoving looking up growling her eyes met by the other three men closing in on her. Crouching low placing her hand of the whimpering man’s back she uses him like a spring board volting off him kicking her next attacker in the face making him stumble back in to the line of dumpsters. Just then she see’s a flash of red taking down one of the men while her hands and feet busy fending off blow after blow , she is hit in the jaw it sends her reeling back growling she launches herself back in to the fight . Noticing the red flash was Pam from the club and god that female could fight . some how the two women ending up back to back ” nice of you to bring a party to the club ” grinning serinas replied ” your welcome but its kicking out time i think ” ” yes i agree my dear yet this is more fun than i’ve had in a while ” with the exchange of words done with they both carried on fighting for all they are worth . serian found herself being pushes towards the dumpsters there was a few wooded crates left from some sort of delivery , smashing them with her foot she grabbed two stake like slivers ” pam heads up ” throwing it like a dagger she hit the male in the chest right on target he exploded in to a pile of bloody and guts showering pam in the prosess covering her pumps . Than finishing off her attacker slamming the wooded shaft in to his heart and stepping back to look at pam both the females covered in blood ” Sorry about that Pam , i’m serina ” nodding at each other pam looking grim at first then smiled and started laughing ” what ? ” serina started chuckling ” Now How do i explain to Eric about this mess in his parking lot ? ” she looked down at her blood covered pumps . “oh and you will replace my pumps they were new damn it “
Just as the words left her mouth a red Corvette pulls in to the parking lot the light shining straight at them . Pam was blood splattered and bright eyed from the fight while serina had a split lip and broken a few ribs her jacket torn and hanging off her shoulders .It was the red corvette that made serina cringe the flash back from that fateful day she left vegas hit her like a fraight train . ” Annndddd right on time here is Eric now ” Pam walked forward towards the car a tall blond male got out in a most graceful manor for a man of his hight followed by a sweet looking blond woman , it didn’t take a genius to see the closeness of the two they were together in every sense of the word . Stepping forward i awaited my reprimand ” Eric this is Serina the one who has brought this mess up on us ” Pam voice was direct , flat and cold but her eyes still danced with the excitement of the fight . ” i’m the sheriff of this area you will answer my questions or i will get straight on the phone to Vegas and tell then there is one of there cars parked at my club ” his voice was soft spoken but full of the meaning he wanted to convey Serina was not looking forward to her questioning ” Yes sheriff ” bowing her head a little in respect for his authority she eyed balled pam and looked back to Eric . Placing his hand around his companion he walked pasted pam and serina and heaed in the back door to avoid the waiting humans out front . Noticing the body shaped dint in the door as he opened it , he looked over his shoulder at serina and then to pam rolling his eyes and shaking his head . ” Sookie take Serina in to the office i will be with you shortly. Pam … ” the way he said PAM , meant he wanted to talk to her privately and guessing from his stance it was’nt going to be pleasant . Looking from pam to the sheriff then to the blond girl who smiles sweetly at serina and lead the way in to the office . Serina’s mind was reeling what if the sheriff sent her back to Vegas she would be killed for sure she needed to think straight and get her story sorted out . ” now dont you be worrying Serina Eric will listen to what it is you have to say ” Serina looked at Sookie a little puzzled ” who did you know what i was thinking ? ” sookie looked at her smiling sweetly ” its what i do serina ” reaching the office they both entered and waited for Eric .
*Shawn and his charms worked there magic on serina she fell for him hook line and sinker changing all her life around for him dispelling her beliefs for that of his . They spent every waking moment with each other week after week , he had shown her that there was more to life than just surviving . He taught her how to love , to be with another being how to let herself feel and have emotions , there was no one else in her life at that time that meant so much to her . Serina had moved in with shawn and made a home that she thought was a happy one . She had taken up a job as an investigator and tracker for her vampire community which meant she was working long hours but it pleased her mate after all he has pulled a few string to get her the job .
She had been on a job working in LA for a few days when she returned home early her car pulled up out side the house she had called home for over 2 years , seeing an unfamiliar red Corvette parked near the garage . she thought nothing of it thinking shawn had got a new toy , he was always getting new things for her or him self . Walking in to the house she was hit with the sounds of voices coming from the lounge she walked towards the door the voices turned to moans she closed her eyes her heart was cracking . Opening the door she was confronted with the site of her Shawn with another woman .
She stood there looking at them so lost in each other that they did’nt even notice her . Little by little her heart was crumbling right there and then “Nice to see your not lonely while i’m away Shawn” as soon as her words were out of her mouth she closed the door behind her and walked upstairs to there bedroom. Seeing the bed still in a mess , it was obvious they had been in there too . She was to angry to cry she walked over to the closet taking out her suit case she filled it with the cloths and shoes . As she turned around he was there in the door way ” what are you doing ? ” his voice was steady but there was an under tone that she did’nt like “what does it look like i am packing my case and leaving ” she wanted so much to break down and cry but she would never let him see that happen .” cant we even talk about this serina ? ” she spun on around on him looking him straight in the eyes ” what is there to talk about , you want your freedom well i’m giving it to you . you can go and fuck any whore you want to with me gone niot that me being around is a problem by the look of it … ohhh wait thats why you got me the job working for your boss it all makes sense now , i was just in the way ” she glared at him waiting for him to deny it . ” serina you have to know i loved you ” the knife was driven in deeper by his words ” loved me .. past tense thank you for making it so clear . Here you can give this to your whore ” throwing the engagement ring back at him she closed her case grabbed her personal items from the safe . ” serina let me explain , you and i were never meant to last my king wanted you as his , word had reached us that you was paying our town a visit ” he looked down at the case ” i was sent to gain your trust but found myself wanting to know you better damn it i wanted YOU ” she stood there trying to take in his words her eyes locked on to his searching for any feelings he had for her but finding nothing . “STOP IT !!! just stop , I gave you every thing , told you everything about my life even the dark past i had endured and this is what i get in return , to find ” her voice wavered ” our relationship has been nothing but a farce to you , a job , a way to gain favour with your king !!! I gave you my heart well fuck you Shawn ” she turned on her heel and moved to walk out the door , but he grabbed her elbow pulling her back his fingers biting in to her flesh, the anger and pain flared inside her escaped from its cage. Serina dropped her case bunched up her knuckles and threw a punch straight at his jaw hitting him full on . He went flying back through the air landing against the wall , a cloud of plaster and chunks of dry wall shot out from under his body . His eyes glared at her as he flew at her grabbing her by the throat pinning her to the closet door ” you will leave when i tell you to leave female ” he voice was guttural and full of threat ” you will stay and do your god damn job and if that means having to pleasure me then you will do it !! ” he pressed his hips against hers he was hard and wanting to dominate her body and soul . But that inner witch of hers was breaking out , magic filled her veins pumping through her body . she kept it so secret but it wanted out she tried to control it but his lips were up on her neck his other hand had pulled up her skirt and ripped off her panties ” NOOOO !!!” screaming out the small word her body turned to fire like a human torch glowing white hot , he was thrown across the room covering his face with his hands burning them badly . She watched it all play out like she was having an out of body episode god she wanted to do so much more to him , the hate and pain was over powering, but she gained control after seeing him writhing in the cornor of the room . Walking steadily over to him she placed her hand on his head and wiped his memory of what had just happened and healing his burns . Nicasia’s words ringing in her ears …. ” be careful with your magic keep a low profile”…..she took up her fighting stance making her self ready for what he had to throw at her . He got up fighting hitting out punch after punch she hit back planting him on the nose busting it wide open and blacking his eyes she was hit in the ribs hearing them break she sucked in a shallow breath grabbing him by the neck and running his head in to her dressing table mirror leaving him laying there covered in blood and dazed .
“i’ll be leaving now ” with that she picked up her belongings and left the bedroom seeing the door of the house wide open , the other woman must have left when the shit hit the fan . Getting in her car she noticed the red Corvette gone , driving as fast as she could out of the city with her heart broken her soul lost she just drove following the road to where ever it would lead her feeling totally numb the tears started to fall *
*her eyes fly open her body covered in a cold sweat she shit bolt upright in bed looking around the room like she is searching for some one or some thing but there is nothing to be found . Just the shadows and darkness lurking in the corners of her hotel room . Shaking herself she slides her legs out of bed her feet greeted by the thick plush carpet smiling she looks down seeing her red nail polish shining back at her . Stretching her body she walks in to the big bathroom and turn on the shower letting the water run till its steaming hot . She steps under the hard spray sighing at the feel of the water as it hits her slender yet strong body . Reaching for the shampoo she washes and rinses her hair soaps down her body and stands there letting the water sluice away her stressful sleep . turning off the water after a good 10 minutes she grabs a white fluffy towel and wraps it around her body taking another one for her hair . Walking back in to the bedroom she notices a card thats been pushed under her door bending down picking it up she smiles a little seeing the initials embossed on the cream paper “ST” running her finger tips over the letters she opens it ” you have bewitched me my dear , i do hope you will let me have the pleasure of your company this evening i will be waiting in the bar . slave to your beauty YOUR Shawn Thornton ” The grin that spread across her face was something just short of pure rapture . She ran to the closet looking at her attire she decided on a simple shift dress in purple black heels and matching purse . she kept her make up light pinning up her hair showing off her slender neck . Looking over her reflection in the mirror she smiles pleased with what was looking back at her . Leaving her room walking to the elevator the doors opening, stepping inside she smooth’s her hands down her dress and takes a steadying breath. The nerves in her stomach where fluttering as the elevator reached the hotel lobby . She made her way to the Bar with the air of a confident circling around her . There eyes met across the room he was sitting in a booth at the far end of the bar a sly smile upon his lips as his eyes raked over her . She smiled and nodded to him he moved to walk over to her as she did him , her stride slow and sexy and a little bit teasing . His gate was full of purpose his desire there for all to see *
Reaching her he takes her hand in his and kisses her knuckles his eyes never leaving hers . ” miss Van Waylan you look stunning ” his hand still holding on to hers he gently pulls her toward the booth ” why thank you Mr Thornton . I was pleased to get your invitation” he waits for her to take her seat before sliding in to his seat across from her . ” like i said you have bewitched me my dear i had to see you again this evening . so tell me what brings you to Nevada ? ” she smiles softly at him as the waiter bring over some champagne ” i have wanted to see this part of the US for some time now , and as it happens i have a little business to tend to while in town ” she glances at him as she takes her glass of bubbling gold liquid .
sipping it she smiles keeping her eyes fixed on his , there was something wanting in them but he hid it from her “well can i give you a tour ? i have lived her for quite some years and know all the places our kind frequent . if you will permit me my lady ” his voice rolled over her in smooth waves soothing yet setting her on fire at the same time . “i would like that Shawn, very much indeed ” with that his eyes flashed and with out waiting for her to finish her champagne he stood up held out his hand for her to take . Laying her hand in his she marvelled at how small he made her look . it was’nt until now that she took in his features . from his dark wavy hair that curled at his nape and sat on the collar . She could see herself running her fingers through it. His face was so handsome he turned the heads of the ladies as they walked back through the lounge bar on there way out of the hotel . his dark brooding features and ice blue eyes made his a sight to behold , and she was sure he knew it . He dripped self assurance but then most Vampires did . She smiles as the people watched them leave his hand still holding her he lifted it to his lips and kissed it. showing such public affection was making a statement to which she was’nt complaining . Even though it was only the second time she laid eyes on him she knew her feelings were growing in fondness towards him .
He lead her out in to the cold night air his car was already waiting. A limousine of course what else its Vagas .she smiled to herself as the driver got out and open there door , stepping in to the car she slid across the leather seat .while Shawn spoke to the driver she checked her make up and hair and sat back waiting for her companion to join her . ” are you ready my dear ” he asked as he sat in beside her . she nodded smiling he was sitting so close he smelled good , god what was she doing ~stop it~ she chided herself . ” so where are we going first Shawn ? ” he was busy pouring drinks for them both yet more champagne . Giving serina her glass he leaned in a little closer it was almost like he knew what she was thinking . ” you are so beautiful Serina as soon as you entered my hotel i was hooked , you have captivated me ” his voice was low and husky filled with promise and lust . She was lost swept away on a sea of emotion, her body screamed out for him to touch her . His lips came closer to her ” i want to kiss you may i ” with out a word she leaned towards him her eye lids half closed , his lips met hers and that was it , the moment Serina’s life was to change .
As the two companions left the temple and walked to the boundaries serina’s Neck collar split in to two halves and drops to the ground clattering on the cobbled walk way . She swayed as the weight of the thing left her slender shoulders . She was finally Free , stooping down to pick up the broken pieces of her restraining device she looked at them like they were something foreign to her . Lifting her face to Nicasia she felt the tears threatening to over flow her hazel coloured eyes but instead of letting them flow she gripped the hatred with both hands and crushed the cold hard metal collar in to dust signalling a new beginning . It was a slow but learning journey as they travelled to find there place in the world. Serina had a good teacher in Nicasia but they never really grew close
like sisters of best friends even , trust did’nt come easy when you had gone through what they had . but they did have an understanding that served them both well . Nicasia taught her the ways of the sword and hand to hand combat which Serina seemed to pick up fast and became a true proficient in the field . When it came to feeding that was a little harder to grasp , knowing when to stop drinking from the life force of man or beast was hard to one so young but in time she managed to master it with guidance . Moving from place to place they made there living and took each day and night as it came only fighting when they needed to survive . There were many things Serina had to master over such a short time . Like the control over the magic that swelled with in her that needed to stay repressed , she worried that it would act as a beckon to the high priest so she kept a low profile. Only in the most drastic of situations would she ever use her magic again . As serina woke on morning in she found Nicasia deep in thought , something was going to happen she felt it in the air around her , there was a kind of tension between her and her tutor ” i know what it is your going to say , its time to move on . I have nothing more to learn from you ” serina half smiles feeling sad but knowing it has to happen ” i am more that grateful for what you have done for me Nicasia and if you should ever need me in your quest to find ” she swallowed hard wanting to vomit every time she thought of the high priest ” Him ” the word left her in a throaty rasp ” you know i will come to your assistance ” the two companions looked at each other in a sliant agreement the mutual respect was there in there eyes to see . ” thank you Nicasia ” Not knowing how to handle goodbyes of this nature Nicasia smiled a little and nodded ” till we meet again Serina stay safe like we agreed and be careful of your magic use ” with that said she was gone on her quest to find the one who had sanctioned both of there kidnappings and kept them captive in that temple.
The feeling of being alone in the world was never a problem for Serina in fact she kinda liked it that way. The less people knew about her and her abilities the better and it saved her from telling them lies about her nature . But she had to make a few acquaintances with in her life so as to not draw to much attention to herself. A few years had passed since she and Nicasia had parted ways, her confidence had grown and she had found out she could earn a small living doing different things like tending bar at the local Inn .
she drifted from place to place always careful not to over stay her welcome . When she reached her 25th birthday she stopped ageing so she could’nt spend any more than a couple of years in the same place and that meant she had no where to call home . Over time she travelled the globe seeing the sight and sounds of all different kinds of culture she had also kept up her training and fighting skills even bettering her self control over her emotions and magic that some times had a tendency to gain the upper hand. The down side of being a vampire was being whitness to all the human folies , wars to end all wars , but it never ended . But no amount of training could have got her ready for what was laying in wait for her. In the matter of the heart she was a novice and it took just one man to shatter her very core in to a thousand pieces .
She had made quiet a fair bit of money over the years so she travelled to America to see what it had to offer some one of her race . Ther great revalation had’nt happened yet but there were roumers of it happing soon so she still had to keep a low profile for that reason and the others of her past . She had no idea if the high priest was dead or alive but she hoped it was the latter . Serina landed in Las Vagas the bright lights of the city was a sight to behold in its self , she loved the hussle and bussle of the place all the different races inhabbiting the same space all be it the humans had no idea they were rubbing shoulders with such as the likes of her and other spices such as we’re’s and shifters . The driver of her car pulled up out side a Hotel Called the Bellagio as the driver opened the door she stepped out looking around her casting out her senses making sure things were as they should be . Feeling nothing but the heat of the Navada desert, she walked in to the lobby of the Hotel and booked in to her room , the bell boy took up her luggage as she followed behind him . As she stood in the elivator she caught a glimps of a man watching her . She thought nothing of it and carried on thinking over her what she was going to do while she stayed in the fast moving city where secrets are kept , after all what happens in Vagas stays in vagas .
reaching her suite she tipped the bell boy and closed the door behind him smiling to herself as she looked at the view of the twinkling light of the strip below her . Her mind cast back she had come so far and worked hard to be the woman she had become . She showered and changed in super quick time and headed down to the hotle bar . Taking a seat she placed her purse on the counter top beside her and nodded to the bartender ” Whisky no ice please ” the young man who was pleasing to the eyes smiled and nodded at her request . She glanced around the busy loung room seeing couples leaning in close there fingers entwined looking so happy . She sighed and truned back to the bar noting that the barman hand placed her drink infront of her she picked up the glass and sipped the dark amber liquid while listening to the low voices talking behind her .
She was deep in thought when she felt some one watching her , with out looking she knew it was a male and he was standing at the far end of the bar she dropped her eyes to her glass pretending not to have noticed him . Her senses went on to high alert he was like her a vampire this was going to get interesting she had’nt gone in search of her kind she did’nt know how she would be recived or weather she had wanted to be part of a nest . Putting on her sweetest smile she glanced up to where he was standing only to find him gone he had moved to stand behind her his cold breath brushed the back of her neck ” dont you know its rude to try and sneak up on a lady ” picking up her drink she sipped it seemingly unfased by the male but inside she was a bag of nervous . His voice had an Irish hint to it but it was deep and soothing she felt heat pool in the pit of her stomach ” indeed it is my lady , let me introduce my self My name is Shawn Thornton ” pointing to the bar stool beside her he took the offered seat she half turned to face him her eyes locking on to his “Serina Van Wayaln , its a pleasure to meet you Mr Thornton” she smiled a little surprised at how easy he was to read his eyes were full of puzzlement and lust . ” the pleasure is mine Miss Van Wayaln, let me get you a drink ” he smiles back at her making sure to show his fangs so she understood the he knew they were of the same species . The night pased in a pleasing mannor Serina dropped her guard a little and relaxed in his company when the dawn was upon them her asked her if he could see her again and offered to walk her to her room . ” no please you dont need to walk me to my room . But i would like to see you again ” she smiled and acted shy . He took her hand lifting it to his lips and kissed her knuckles he was like someone from a Jane Austin novel all charm but had a hidden agenda . He lead her to the elevator she steped in through the open doors smiled and said good night . He stayed there till the doors closed his eyes locked on to hers . Once back in her room she grinned at the delights of the evening kicked off her shoes and settled in to her light tight room for the rest of the day.
*from the moment of her birth she had a was destined for great things her life was already laid out in front of her. She was to be taught the ways of magic like her mother and grandmother she was to be come a Mage of the first order there was no higher standing in world of magic . She was taught to take notice of all that surrounds her the people in her life were few, but growing up she had no time to play house of braid hair on dolls . she was drilled with the hard work of learning her craft and what was to be expected of her . But soon her life was to change in a drastic manor , this is her story and how she came to be what she is today .
Serina was at the tender age of 9 ,she had her nose in one of her mothers magic book reading it as she sat in the long grass by the brook dangling her feet in the stream by her family home . Then she was taken before she could cast a spell of put up a defensive force field around herself she was thrown in to darkness . She had no idea what was going to happen to her for the first time in her young life she was scared . From serina’s dark confines she could hear the screaming of her kin , her mothers voice crying out her daughters name, there was flashes of light and booms of a thunderous noise her mother was using er powers to try to save her but some how deep down serina knew it was a lost cause . Every fibre of her being was telling her to save her powers for she was to need them later . At that moment all went quiet there was nothing but dead silence, she closed her young eyes and saw her mothers beautiful face looking back at her mapping out every laughter line around her eyes and curve of her tender smile knowing she would never see her loving family again .
She awoke with a start sitting up on a small yet comfortable bed she felt her neck there was something around it a thick solid metal ring it wasn,t tight she tried to pull it off but was hit by a massive pain in her head causing her to fall to her knees till it abated . She got back on the bed curled herself up in to a ball and cried in silence .
she did’nt know how long she had been laying there but when she looked up she could feel eyes watching her . She peeked out from where her face was nestled in her arms to see a tall figure standing in the door way he had an air about him that wasn’t threatening but it demanded compliance . He was dressed in the most colorful robes she couldn,t see his face because it was shrouded but his hood . He motioned for her to follow him she didn’t want to anger the man and her senses were telling her she wouldn’t be harmed. so she uncurled her small body and made her way over to the robed figure her eyes trained on the floor in front of her to scared to look up.
He lead her down a corridor the walls were stone and cold she could feel the air around her as it brushed her tender pale cheeks it was like there was a message in it but her senses were too strung out and all over the place to read in to it properly . The robed figure stopped at a door and opened it stepping aside for her to enter she did so slowly checking her surrounding . She was surrounded by books shelves and piles of them and in the center was a small desk an open book lay up on the it . walking over to it she sat on the chair and looked at the inked pages her eyes and mind greedy for something to occupy them . She looked back up to see the figure had gone just as he closed the door softly behind him . The books contained teachings of old the ways and paths of the Oricals . And so this was how her time was spent reading and learning what is was the high priest wants of her and her craft .
As time went by she was taught how to use her magic and control her powers all the the high priests advantage of course . For he had told his minions to take a care as to what to teach her to do god forbid she would gain power over
the temple and ruin his plans . Serina was kept in the dark as to just how powerful she actually was the way she had read through the books at speed had surprised them all but they would never let it be known to her that she was unique just the kind of female the high priest wanted grooming in readiness for him .
The year melted in to each other before she knew it she was 15 almost 16, even though she was never touched by the robed men she was still a little wary of them . As she grew in her abilities she felt the ever pressing eyes up on her watching her every move the hair on the back of her neck would stand to attention , that is how she knew the high priest was keeping her under a close visual .
Then something changed, the atmosphere hummed around her there was a shift in the power she felt in in her very core , the door of her room flew open and she was dragged from her bed , her heart thumped in her chest the feeling of fear flooded her body a cold sweat covered her . The last time she felt fear like this was when she was taken from her mother’s side on that fateful day where she became an orphan she was bowled over with the flash or memories her mothers face looking down at her the fear and sorrow in the screams as she tried so desperately to save her daughter. Serina was lost in a sea of emotions she must have blacked out the next thing she knew she felt cold like ice but there was a pressure against her neck and a sucking noise , a death like fog gripped her as her breathing got shallow . Her eyes drifted open to see the black hooded figure draped over her slender body then all there the darkness came .
* God knows what was happening to her her veins felt like they were burning her whole body was shivering she opened her eyes her vision a red haze . Seeing a slender shape looming over her with what looked like two massive swords in
its hands , her senses told her the figure was a female all be it a very strong female .She turned her back to serina to fend off an attacker .Was she saving her? or wanting to finish the job off of killing her ? she did not know but that female could sure fight she was a demon with the swords . Screaming out serina shrank back clawing at the stone floor in an effort to get away from what was happening around her . The female turned back to look at the cowering mess of a girl that was clinging to the far wall in a hope she would be saved for the night mare .
As she approached serina who was soaked in her own blood, she let out a screaming cry it was enough to break glass the woman winced and covered her ears still clutching her swords . “its ok i’m not going to hurt you ” her words were meant to be soothing but with the swords still in her hands and at the ready made it hard to believe . serina flattened herself against the wall even more and screamed again looking at the blades as they gained on her . The female followed Serina’s eye line and lowering her blades she turned to make sure the area was safe and re sheathed them showing her her palms in a act of trust . “i mean you no harm let me check your injuries then i will get you something to drink ” her voice was strong and authoritative but her eyes were brimming with concern .Crouching down the woman looked in to the young girls face seeing nothing but fear . ” my name is Nicasia DeAngelis let me help you … ? ” Serina gave her a wary look and tried to stand up slowly but her legs failed her , Nicasia caught her before she hit the floor instantly serina new this female was going to save her from this hell . “my name is Serina ” her voice was weak and soft , Nicasia nodded in acknowledgement and continued to asses the injuries that serina had sustained .
After she was satisfied that all was as well as it could be the woman went off in search of something leaving serina to watch in her wake . before long she returned with a vessel she sat back down beside her and told serina to drink . the fluid was warm and red it looked like blood . The scent of it filled her nostrils lighting the fire and hunger like she had never known , she drank down the contents of the thing the thick liquid coated her throat as she swallowed in deep gulps . Breathing hard as she emptied the vessel she looked over at Nicasia her eyes full of questions . ” what am i ? and when can we get out of this place ? ” Looking at each other the air was thick with an energy that consisted of hatred for what had happened to them and there childhood , the loss of there families and all that had happened in between . The answers wasn’t easy to take for serina for she was now a Vampire with the powers of her witch bloodline . Nicasia went on to tell her the ways of her kind and how she was going to help her adapt to her what was now a her new life . Now she had fueled her body with the blood of some animal she felt stronger with the help of Nicasia she got to her feet and stood beside her companion. They collected a few supplies and made there way out of the temple and back in to the world . Serina looking at it with new eyes and thankful that’s this strong warrior woman had stayed to help her *